Expedite the process of organizing an upcoming seminar on Uplifting and Scale up Nutrition in Balochistan.

Meeting with the Director Nutrition/ National Program Manager MoNHSR&C


A meeting was held with Dr. Baseer Khan Achakzai on 15th April, 2019 at his office. The Provincial Nutrition Directorate team briefed the Director Nutrition/NPM about the purpose of visit and explained that very recently the Provincial Cabinet has been declared the Nutrition Emergency in Province for which the Provincial Nutrition Directorate  desired to conduct an Uplifting seminar at Prime Minister Secretariat. The main purpose of the event would be to engage donors, key policy makers, legislators, stakeholders and parliamentarians to maximize the understanding, ownership and participation of the key and multi - stakeholders to ensure their financial, technical and institutional support to Provincial Nutrition Directorate. in addition to this, PND team joined a meeting with Nutrition International (NI) team including Dr. Shabina Raza, Country Director NI, where the objective was to discussed that Nutrition International desired to work in Balochistan with their comprehensive package to end malnutrition. The Director Nutrition suggested PND team to have a meeting with Dr. Nousheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary to support you in conducting the said seminar in PM Secretariat. 

Meeting with Joint Secretary to Prime Minister Pakistan


A meeting was held with Mr. Asfanyar Khan Kakar, Joint Secretary to Prime Minister Pakistan on 15th April, 2019. The Provincial Nutrition Directorate team briefed Mr. Asfandyar Khan on the purpose of Uplifting seminar and requested to facilitate the Balochistan Nutrition Program, in getting approval from worthy Prime Minister Pakistan. It was further discussed that in the context of Malnutrition the Prime Minister expressed in his first speech about the menace of Malnutrition. The worthy Joint Secretary to PM demanded that a  summery along with the list of participants will be require from the federal health ministry. He said once the summery received then the process could be expedited.  

Meeting with Parliamentary Secretary at Islamabad):


A meeting was held with Dr. Nousheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretaryon 15th April, 2019 at Pak Secretariat. The Provincial Nutrition Directorate team briefed her upon the purpose of PND staff visit. She informed that as we are well aware that the Government of Balochistan declared the   Nutrition emergency on 29th November, which was later indorsed by the Provincial Cabinet. She further shared that the Prime Minister on his official visit may leave for Iran on 21st, April, 2019. However she assured her great support by every means and then she called MoNHSR&C to develop a summery for said seminar.  

Meeting with Parliamentarian at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services:


On 16th April, 2019, a series of meetings with parliamentarians, including Mr. Asad Qaisar ( Speaker National Assembly), Ms. Maryam Orangzaib  (Opposition leader),  Mr. Babar Musakhail (Deputy Speaker Balochistan), Mr. Nasrullah Zayrey (MPA Balochistan) ,Mr. Abdul Khaliq Hazara( MPA Balochistan) and Ms. Zill E Huma  (PTI MNA) and Mr. Riaz Fatyana, MNA.    All were briefed on the planned seminar according to the prevailing worst situation of declared emergency of malnutrition in Balochistan. 

Meeting with the Chairman Senate, Mr. Mir Sadiq Sanjrani at National Assembly:


A meeting held with the Worthy Chairman Senate on 19th April, 2019. The Worthy Chairman Senate was briefed on the subject matter of uplifting seminar to be conducted a Prime Minister Secretariat Pakistan. The Chairman really appreciated the idea and said that we are here to raise the voice for Balochistan and assured his effective support to his office.  

Meeting with the first Secretary, European Union to Pakistan:  

A meeting held with Ms. ANNE KOFOED, first Secretary European Union to Pakistan on 19th April, 2019 at Islamabad. The Provincial Nutrition team briefed her on nutrition emergency which has been declared at Balochistan Province. And also informed about the ongoing interventions were shared in detail to enlighten the European Union Pakistan. Where she has appreciated the Provincial Nutrition Directorate by their enthusiastic struggles to eliminate the issue of Malnutrition in Balochistan.

Meeting with the Deputy Director at MoNHSR&C :


In connection to the tentatively scheduled uplifting seminar of Balochistan to be conducted at Prime Minister Pakistan where, Dr. Waheed Lashari, Deputy Director at Ministry of National Health Services Regulations &Coordination.  Dr. Waheed Lashari, from the day one to end of our visit he made a lot of coordination and support was provided by every means to get approved summery. He has not only initiated the summery but usually took its follow up from the Secretary health office that could be sent to Prime Minister Secretariat. However in last we have known that the federal secretary desired to discuss that with federal minister, and then the secretary asked that a letter should be forwarded to this office from the chief secretary / Chief Minister Balochistan to entertained aforementioned activity.

Team Members:          

1. Rehmatullah Khan,  Program Assistant, PFA Baluchistan

2. Faiz Muhammad Barech, Health Education & Nutrition Officer


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Aug 24, 2019

A Nutrition Stabilization Center was established at Sheikh Zayyed Hospital in January 2019, and is being supported by Provincial Nutrition Directorate in Collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Aug 22, 2019

August 22 ,2019 : As per directive of Director Nutrition (Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail) Provincial Nutrition Directorate established OTP (Outpatient therapeutic programme) at Sandeman Provincial Hospital Children Quetta.

Aug 8, 2019

Quetta: Three day 6-8 August conducive training for the trainer's for newly onboard implementing partners NGO's staff has been conducted , the thematic areas been given exhaustive conceptual training are on CMAM, IYCF, BCC, Micronutrients, MIS tools and Monitoring. 

Jul 26, 2019

According to NNS 2018, Anemia in Adolescent girls is 73%  whereas 61.3% in Married girls ...

Jul 25, 2019

Quetta 25 July 2019: Parliamentary secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Nausheen Hamid said that Federal government under the leadership of Prime minister Imran Khan is curious to deal with the alarming situation of malnutrition among children and women along with its associated factors. 

Jun 18, 2019

Objective of the Quarterly Review meeting was to access the BCC activities both at facility and community level being carried out by the partners.

Jun 16, 2019

Balochistan Nutrition program for Mothers and children district kharan organised one day trickle down training on gender sensitization for health care providers. 

Jun 13, 2019

One-Day Trickle-down Trainings on Gender Sensitization held at District Nushki for District Health Staff (doctors, paramedics, National Program and PPHI staff). 

Jun 13, 2019

One-Day Trickle-down Trainings on Gender Sensitization held at District Sibi is for District Health Staff (doctors, paramedics, National Program and PPHI staff). 

Jun 13, 2019

One day trickle down training on gender sensitization held at District Killah Saifullah on 13th June 2019. One day training was attended by district health staff, PPHI staff and LHS and LHWs and the session were imparted by PND ...

Jun 13, 2019

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children district panjgoor conduct a seminar on Iodine Deficiency Disorders, talking to the ocassion said by DDHO Dr. Abdul Ghafoor and District Nutrition Officer panjgoor Mr. Ihtram kubdani a deficiency of iodine can have serious effects on the body.

Jun 11, 2019

The 2018 Pakistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS 2018), the largest national nutrition survey, in Pakistan. It is designed to provide to policymakers, programme managers and academicians a unique set of nutrition-related data including environmental, anthropometric and biochemical indicators...

May 31, 2019

Quarterly Coordination Technical Committee Meeting held by Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mother's and Children , Provincial Nutrition Directorate Chaired by Dr. Kamalan Gichki , Director Establishment DG Health office Health Department Goverment of Balochistan....

May 29, 2019

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years of age and that of women of reproductive age by improving the coverage of effective nutrition intervention in selected districts including Sibi, Kohlu, Panjgur, Noshki, Zhob, Killa Saifullah and Kharan...

May 28, 2019

The integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)in common global scale for classifying...

May 5, 2019

Nutritional Emergency was declared in Balochistan by Health Department, Government of Balochistan.  In this regard a meeting was also held at Provincial Nutrition Directorate, Balochistan on 7th January 2019 where it was decided on mutual consensus by the nutrition working group to work on nutrition emergency in District Killa Abdullah ...

May 4, 2019

The purpose of the field visit was to attend the inter provincial review and planning workshop for experience sharing and lessons learned. Moreover, the team also Presented the presentation on overall program and IEC material with nutrition support program Sindh ...

Apr 22, 2019

A meeting was held with Dr. Baseer Khan Achakzai on 15th April, 2019 at his office. The Provincial Nutrition Directorate team briefed the Director Nutrition/NPM about the purpose of visit and explained that very recently the Provincial Cabinet has been declared the Nutrition Emergency in Province for which the Provincial Nutrition Directorate ...

Apr 14, 2019

District Level Trainings of LHSs & LHWs On Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Conducted by Provincial Nutrition Directorate in Collaboration with UNICEF ...

Apr 11, 2019

BNPMC has conducted progress review meeting with the aim to enshrine futuristic envisioned interventions in scaling up overall activities to all districts of Balochistan the event was held at EPI Center Hall Brewery Road Quetta in inaugural sessions districts teams ...

Apr 11, 2019

Provincial Nutrition Directorate Balochistan, in collaboration with UNICEF initiated the Food for Peace Project (FFPP) to carry out the Outpatient Therapeutic Program(OTPs) in Five (5) Districts of Balochistan...

Apr 4, 2019

Coordination meeting held at Deputy Commissioner Office by Red Crecent team from Islam abad, Deputy Commissioner Nushki Abdul Raazaq Baloch chaired the meeting, Team shared their activities plan for flood affected areas of Nushki ...

Mar 29, 2019

Reference to the Activity No. 4.8.27 of approved work plan 2019, Three days Training of DNOs and PMU staff on Data Management, Reporting and Photography skills was conducted at Islamabad for PMU staff on the subject mention above for three days by IRM at Islamabad...

Mar 22, 2019

Deputy Commissioner Nushki Abdul Razzaq Sasoli chaired the Quarterly review meeting on Behaviour Change Communication at DHO Office Nushki where the DHO Nushki Dr. Farid Ahmed co-chaired the said meeting with presence of Deputy Director M&E Nutrition Directorate Dr. Naqeeb ullah Niyazi, Data analyst PND Arbab Sanaullah ...

Mar 22, 2019

To assess the BCC activities both at facility and community level being carried out by the Partners. Orientation of program staff on BCC/IPC activities...

Mar 16, 2019

To visit OTPs established under FFP Project for monitoring quality of data management and service delivery, To capture key bottlenecks and issues hindering the pace and quality of project activities ...

Mar 9, 2019

Director Nutrition Provincial Nutrition Directorate Balochistan Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail has called upon the delegation of National Food Alliance and Food Fortification Program. In the delegation National Coordinator NFA Dr. Khawja Masood Ahmed, Technical Director Dr. Tausif Akhtar Janjgua, FFP other members were Munwar Hussain & Zameer Haider were in the meeting. DHO Quetta Dr. Saeed Mirwani, National Program for LHW PC Dr. Arbab Kamaran Kasi, DPM Dr. Naqeeb Niazi, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa , Shabir Achakzai were in the meeting. 

Mar 5, 2019

Coordination meeting has been held in Provincial Nutrition Directorate Health Department Government of Balochistan by FAO team With BNPMC, the team of FAO was leading by National Consultant and Associate Professor at DOW University of Health Sciences Karachi Dr. Nilofer Fatima ...

Feb 14, 2019

Provincial Nutrition Directorate, Health Department, Government of Balochistan in collaboration with UNICEF has planned some activities regarding Awareness on Nutrition, IYCF, Routine Immunization, MNCH and Hygiene for the teachers and students...

Feb 3, 2019

Three Batches of Trainings of Three Days On Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) For Health Care Providers (HCPs), Leady Health Workers (LHWs) and Leady Health Supervisors (LHSs) with the support of UNICEF...

Dec 27, 2018

Nutrition Emergency that has been declared by minister Mir NaseebUllah Marri under the recent wave of Drought and poor Nutrition status to remote areas of Balochistan has been appreciated by all over Balochistan.

Dec 26, 2018

26 December 2018 – National Parlimentary Secretary Dr. Nausheen Hamid said all available resouces will be utilized in dealing with the situation of malnutrition in connection to the nutrition emergecy been declared in Balochistan.

Dec 26, 2018

Federal Parliamentary Secretary to National Ministry of Health Services Dr. Nausheen Hamid leading a delegation of MoH - WHO visited Balochistan Nutrition Program

Dec 24, 2018

WHO Regional Advisor (EMRO) Dr. Ayoub Al-jawaldeh said, WHO with support of UNICEF, WFP , GOP, GOB, will work together to support Nutrition Interventions In Balochistan.

Dec 24, 2018

Deputy Speaker National Assembly extended Government Support at all level for the  Provincial Nutrition Program Balochistan

Provincial Minister Health Mir Naseeb ullah Marri have declared in establishing Nutrition Directorate

Dec 24, 2018

Government of Balochistan has taken the issue of Drought and Malnutrition very seriously. Hope optimistic results be delivered as people are in dire need to help in remote areas and reaching to masses is immense.

Dec 20, 2018

IDD sensitisation Seminar has been conducted by Nutrition Program Balochistan , talking to the ocassion said by experts and District Nutrition Officer Zhob Mr. Alamgir Khan Mandokhail said Iodine is an element that's required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones . 

Dec 13, 2018

13. Dec.2018 Quetta: Balochistan Nutrition program for mothers and children has conducted Consultative meeting with the private sector salt processor’s /owners at Directorate General Conference hall...

Dec 11, 2018

11. NOV. 2018 (Quetta): Government of Balochistan under the dynamic leadership of Chief MinisterJam Kamal Khan is utilizing all its available resources to give best possible Health services to the masses . 

Nov 25, 2018

25. Nov. 2018  Minister Health Balochistan Mir. Naseeb Ullah Marri has declared Nutrition Emergency in the 
Annual Review Meeting of BNPMC & assured Nutrition interventions will be increased to all Balochistan immediately .

Nov 18, 2018

QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Naseeb ullah Marri said on Saturday that good nutrition of mother during pregnancy is necessary for the health of newly born baby. Through timely screening and cure, the nutrition related issues can be averted from mother and child.

Nov 7, 2018

Looking into one field operation activities is excessively important along with impartial for the growth and success of enduring progress of the nutrition program interventions.

Oct 28, 2018

28. Oct. 2018 Zhob: Provincial Coordinator Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mother's and Children Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail made a surprise visit to District Zhob and District Killa Saifullah.

Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti : I congratulate and welcome Dr. Amin Mandokhail for taking charge of the Provincial Coordinator of Nutrition Program for mother and children and head of Nutrition Cell, from the core of my heart.

Sep 25, 2018

Senator Usman Kakar has urged the federal and provincial governments to play their due role in controlling malnutrition in Balochistan, saying the provincial nutrition programme must be expanded throughout the province.

Sep 25, 2018

A meeting was held under the Co-chairmanship of Director General Health Services Dr. Shakir Ali Baloch, Additional Secretary (Dev.) Helath Mr. Abdul Rauf Baloch, Chief of Section Health & Nutrition Mr. Zamaran Ali. 

Jul 31, 2018

Breast feeding campaign has been started with zeal and enthusiasm in the provincial capital an event has been organized by Balochistan Nutrition Cell and BNPMC with support of UNICEF.  

Jun 22, 2018

Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mother's and Children( BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF has formally Dissimanated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) Strategy Balochistan 2018- 2022.

Jun 9, 2018

Deputy Program Managers BNPMC Dr. Sadiq Baloch and Dr. Sabina Baloch said that BCC in connection with the usage of media tools  are like the lifeblood of the program as the integral part all the implementing partners and the district implementation team must focus to the important aspects of the Behavioral Communication change and Media they were addressing while on the  Capacity Building Training on Behavior Change Communication that has been  conducted by Zeekay Films (Consultancy firm for BCC).

May 26, 2018

1st provincial feeding board meeting was held under the chairmanship of MPA and board member of the provincial feeding board MS. YASMIN LEHRI and Secretary Health Government of Balochistan Mr. Saleh Mohammad Nasar, the main agenda of constituting of this board was the implementation of the Balochistan protection and promotion of breast- feeding and child nutrition bill, 2014. 

May 15, 2018

Provincial Technical Committee Meeting of National Nutrition Survey 2018 for Balochistan has been conducted by the provincial nutrition cell and chaired by Deputy Program Manager Dr. Sabina Baloch where the overall status of ongoing 2018 NNS was discussed in detail. 

May 8, 2018

Additional Secretary Planning and Development Mr. Abdullah Khan said importance of management information systems in management is very crucial for the success and growth of any organisation. 

May 7, 2018

Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country ...

Apr 24, 2018

Dissemination of SMART(Standardized Monitoring & Assessment of Relief and Transition) and KAP ( Knowledge, Attitude & Practices) Nutrition Surveys through Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation(MERF)in 16 Districts of Balochistan 

Apr 10, 2018

The technical board of IYCF Balochistan have endorsed to issue the IYCF strategy Balochistan, technical board was briefed that under the new guidance on complementary feeding programming includes the process and tools for assessment of various parameters to understand the local complementary feeding situation

Apr 9, 2018

Deputy Commissioner Killa Saifullah Mr. Shafqat Anwar Shahwani appreciated the interventions being taken by Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children at Killasaifullah, he said that BNPMC has enhanced and improved overall nutritional status of the community in the district and its adjoining areas, which is highly commendable and appreciable.

Apr 7, 2018

International Health Day celebrated at District Panjgur where a program was arranged by Health & Nutrition Society Balochistan and Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children with collaboration of WHO.

Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is engaged in changing the behaviors of the General masses in practicing healthy practicable practices in Nutrition, Hygiene, Food etc.

Mar 22, 2018

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children, DPM Technical and DPM (M&E) Dr. Sabina Baloch, Dr. Sadiq Baloch have chaired  One day joint district Coordination/Progress review meeting with National program for family Planning Primary Health Care (LHW) ...

Mar 21, 2018

Quetta: 19-21st March,2018 . Deputy Program Manager (M&E), Deputy Program (Technical) Dr. Sabina Baloch  Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Dr. Sadiq Baloch briefed and highlighted the training objectives in a three days Training of Lady Health Supervisors, National Program for FP & PCH and District Nutrition Focal Persons, PPHI on Supportive Monitoring and was organized by the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) from March 19th to March 21st, 2018 in National Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS), Quetta.

Mar 19, 2018

A meeting has been conducted with PPHI-B chaired by Chief Operating officer Haji Rafique Raisaini and BNPMC PC Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti in the meeting overall progress ...

Mar 15, 2018

Deputy Commissioner Sibi, Mr. Zakir Nasar endorses district administration full support in the operational activities of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children. 

Jan 31, 2018

(Quetta); Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country the province lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth, labor productivity, health, education and other socioeconomic indicators.

Jan 23, 2018

Secretary Health Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani has said that Balochistan Nutrition Program in the province working for the improvised activities of the Nutrition and other correlated activities in a vibrant manner.

Dec 30, 2017

Programme Manager Balochistan Nutrition Program Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said that Balochistan Government under the dynamic visionary leadership of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri, Minister Health Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch and by the guidelines of Secretary health Balochistan Mr. Javed Anwer Shahwani, team Balochistan Nutrition programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) is utilizing all its available resources to bring a change in the scenario of malnourishment in the restive province and by this positive results are also coming. 

Dec 27, 2017

Provincial Head of Nutrition Program for Mothers and Childeren Balochistan Dr. Ali Nasir Ali Bugti has been awarded Pakistan Civil Society  prestigious award of Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal for Exemplary Services 2017.

Dec 8, 2017

Quetta 08th December 2017 : Secretary Health Javeed Anwar Shahwani told that Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children working on the health of Mothers & Children, they are doing great job and this program needs more improvement and Vast the coverage.Before this the death ratio of children under 5 were massive.

Sep 25, 2017

Following the provincial review and planning workshop, a three days Inter Provincial Review and Strategic Workshop, organized by the World Bank was held in PC Hotel, Karachi on 19th to 21st September 2017.  Project team from both Balochistan and Sindh, Health Department personnel of Balochistan and Sindh, representatives of PPHI, LHW Program, NGOs attended the workshop.

Jul 26, 2017

Balochistan Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has announced moving a resolution in the next session of the provincial assembly for imposing a nutrition emergency in the province as nutrition situation of mother and child is very serious in the province.

Jul 26, 2017

World Bank Mission led by Dr. Tayab Masood, Technical Team Leader WB for BNPMC visited Balochistan to conduct Midterm Review of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children.  

Jul 26, 2017

Vitamin A supplementation is being implemented with support from the Micronutrient Initiative and UNICEF through Polio NIDS for children 6 to 59 months. This will need to be sustained for coming years as Polio is still not eradicated in Pakistan, along with strengthening government’s mechanism to monitor results. 

Jul 26, 2017

Provincial Steering Committee meeting held at Planning & Development Department (P&D) Government of Balochistan. Additional Chief Secretary Health Dr. Umar Babar chaired the meeting.

Jul 26, 2017

Quarterly Provincial Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting was arranged at BNPMC office under the chairmainship of Director General Health Balochistan. 

Jul 26, 2017

One day long quarterly meeting of Provincial Fortification Alliance (PFA) Balochistan held at Quetta. Mr. Asmat Ullah Khan, Secretary Health chaired the meeting. 

Jul 26, 2017

A meeting was facilitated by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) between Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank & Multi-Donor Trust Fund-Nutrition Balochistan Nutrition Project for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) team at Serena Quetta. 

Jul 26, 2017

Three days long consultative workshop was organized on 9th – 11th May at Quetta Serena Hotel to present the IYCF strategy draft to relevant stake-holders in-order to incorporate their feedback and suggestions. 

Jul 26, 2017

PMU has conducted refresher training for LHWs, CMWs, paramedics and NGOs staff of program focused districts, Sibi, Kohlu, Noshki, Kharan, Panjgoor, Killa Saifullah and Zhob. A total number of 1319 field staff have been trained.

Jul 25, 2017

Mr. Asmatullah Khan Kakar Secretary Health Government of Balochistan visited Stabilization Centre (SC) Out-patient Therapeutic Centers(OTPs) of Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children established at District Headquarter Hospital and various union councils of district Panjgur.

May 24, 2017

In the health system covered areas the implementation of the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is primarily through Lady Health Worker Program (LHW program) and People’s Primary Health Initiative (PPHI). 

May 24, 2017

“When mothers are anemic, they give birth to malnourished children and the cycle continues”

May 23, 2017

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) in collaboration of PPHI Sibi has setup five days’ nutrition stall at exhibition area of historical Sibi mela (Festival).

May 23, 2017

Dr. Saeed Ahmed Jamali Commissioner Sibi division visited OTP Centre at DHQ hospital Kohlu he was welcomed by the Distrct Nutrition officer Mr. Sami Zarkoon and Mir. Asif Baloch OTP in-charge.

May 19, 2017

The technical nature of the nutrition program and the limited number of experienced (nutrition specific) people calls for rigorous training and capacity building initiatives. An important function of the BNPMC is to technically strengthen the nutrition program in terms of building capacities of the key staff and partners for an effective service delivery and to enable the program (Nutrition Cell) in evolving as premier technical body for all nutrition related matters in the province. 

May 19, 2017

Parallel to development of the Nutrition BCC Strategy and the field implementation of the nutrition activities the IEC materials have also been developed and placed at all health centers ensuring that the key nutrition messages and practices are available with the health staff as well as the communities in printed form.

May 19, 2017

Social & Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) is one of the important component of Balochsitan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children to pursued the community for adoption of healthy behaviors regarding nutrition of pregnant, lactating woman, adolescent girls, infants and young children. 

May 19, 2017

Maternal (MMR) 785 per 100,000 live births and Infant mortality rate (IMR) 111 per 1000 is highest in Pakistan among other developing countries as shown by various surveys and reports. The condition in rural areas of Balochistan is rather worst. 

May 19, 2017

The national nutrition survey 2011 depicts a high percentage of women (29 %) and children (35 %) in Balochistan with iodine deficiency. The only easy and cost-effective way to address the situation is to improve the intake of iodine by these groups by ensuring 100% salt iodization in the province. 

May 19, 2017

The severely malnourished children (SAM) are categorized as SAM-with complications and SAM-without complications.SAM children without complications are treated in the Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTPs) while the ones having complications are initially admitted in the Stabilization Centers (SCs) for treatment of medical complications and subsequently shifted to the OTPs for further treatment. 


May 19, 2017

Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch, provincial Minister Health government of Bbalochsitan inaugurated the official website (www.bnpmc.gob.pk ) of the Provincial Nutrition Cell. 

May 19, 2017

A total number of 147 Outpatient Therapeutic Centers (OTPs) have been established in the BNPMC focused districts (Kharan, Zhob, Killasaifullah, Kharan, Noshki, Panjgur & Kohlu). 

Mar 20, 2017

Pakistan is bearing a massive burden of malnutrition lead morbidity and mortality with Balochistan being no exception. Malnutrition is a problem faced by every district and every village in the province. Due to the limited coverage of the nutrition programs a high number of malnourished children die and those who somehow survive face lifelong devastating consequences in shape of stunted growth and impaired cognitive development, inhibiting them to become productive adults. 

Mar 1, 2017

One day consultative meeting with the private sector for expansion of salt iodization (Procurement and distribution of KOI 3 at Commercial Rate) held in Balochistan on 9th March 2016. The objective of the meeting was to encourage and facilitate the private sector for expansion of salt iodization in Balochistan particularly to ensure the procurement and distribution of KOI 3 by the salt processors in the province.

Mar 1, 2017

A group of 30 students comprising of 10 females of Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences (BUITMS) visited Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children. 

Mar 1, 2017

The District Nutrition team at Sibi arranged one day review the implementation of BNMPC in district Sibi. Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman Hketran Deputy Commissioner presided the meeting.

Mar 1, 2017

A day long consultative seminar held on legislation for wheat fortification was arranged by the BNMPC at Quetta. The legal consultant, advocate Mr. Kaleenullah Quresh presented the 1st draft of “The Balochistan Wheat Fortification Regulation, 2016” with the participants.

Mar 1, 2017

1st meeting of Technical Working Group of IYCF strategy held in Quetta. The objective of the meeting was to develop Balochistan specific IYCF Strategy were:-

Mar 1, 2017

Two days orientation and planning meeting held with District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) of all seven focused districts.

Mar 1, 2017

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) has organized screening camp for children under five with the support of PPHI at Panjgur.

Mar 1, 2017

Two-day district review and training workshop were arranged for Districts Nutrition Officers of seven programs focused districts. The objective of the workshop was to review the progress in light of district annual work plans and to conduct their training.The 1st day of the workshop district nutrition officers delivered a detailed presentation sharing progress, way-forward and constrains. 

Feb 13, 2017

Balochistan is among the provinces of Pakistan with alarming rates of malnutrition lead child morbidity and mortality. 

Dec 7, 2016

An extensive training program was conducted in all seven districts. A total of 1136 health personnel were trained in three different tiers depending upon the services they have to provide.

Dec 7, 2016

To address the need of the LHWs regarding the counseling of mother support groups in monthly meetings the program has developed counseling cards on Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) messages. 

Dec 7, 2016

Management Information System (MIS) Section has been involved in very important activities regarding the program including developing organograms of the,,

Dec 7, 2016

Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) purchased though UNICEF (the contract is for sole sourcing UNICEF to procure from international market) is one of the important component of the project

Dec 7, 2016

At the district level the District Nutrition Officers (DNOs) have already started their activities by forming the District Coordination Committees which are spearheaded by the District Health Officers.

Dec 7, 2016

As per agreed action plan with World Bank a field workers manual has been developed listing the primary responsibilities of (Lady Health Workers (LHW5 , Community Midwives (CMWs), & Community Health Workers (CHWs) at the field Level.